This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Ohmer, of Dayton, Ohio, finds this a valuable variety for shipping long distances.
This is claimed to be one of the best red raspberries for shipping, and is claimed to be " fully equal to the Hornet in fine appearance, color, size, and quality".
This well-known and popular kind, is found to be a very profitable market fruit by Mr. Ohmer, of Dayton.
Advices from Victoria show the injuries to apple culture to be as great there as in America.
This new French apple is said to be very large. It is remarkable for its irregularity, being ribbed and ridged like some tomatoes.
Mr. F. Trowbridge issues occasionally an excellent practical treatise on the cranberry culture. A new edition with the latest news has just appeared.
The Irish potato, St. Patrick, sent out by Peter Henderson last year, was very successful with John S. Twells, of Woodbury, N. J., last year. From one pound of seeds he obtained "two baskets " of produce, or " 500 bushels to the acre, if it could be done in the same proportion," which, however, it seldom is. They were not as good in quality as the Early Rose.
F. W. Loudon, Janesville, Wis., sends a bunch of a seedling grape named Jessie, which he says is a cross between Delaware and Diana. It has somewhat the look of Diana, but perhaps of a better flavor, and this is saying a good deal, for the Diana is yet one of our most popular varieties, though it has had many attempts at rivalry during late years.
Daniel Shelley, Cumberland Co., Pa., sends a sample of a " seedling grape" which was also on exhibition at the State Fair. We can only say it was of a Catawba color, intermediate in size between Delaware and Catawba, and of very good flavor. It is but justice however to say that very good seedling grapes are now so numerous, that no editor nor any committee can decide from a mere bunch the true value of a grape.
Everybody interested in science will find Professor Allman's inauguration speech before the British Association, essential to a knowledge of the present positions of science. It runs through many of the larger periodicals, and notably in Appleton's Popular Science Monthly for October.